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Filmmaker Dean Devlin Selected as Fall 2018 Distinguished Artist Renowned Writer / Director / Producer Known for “Independence Day,” “Godzilla,” and “Stargate” TV Series

August 13, 2018 by Dodge College Staff | Press Releases

Writer, producer and director of blockbuster films (“Independence Day,” “Godzilla”, “Independence Day: Resurgence”) and highly-rated television projects (“Stargate SG-1,” “Stargate: Atlantis”), Dean Devlin will join the faculty as the fall 2018 Women Of Chapman Distinguished Artist. As an artist-in-residence, Devlin will share the creative thinking and processes behind creating, developing, writing, directing and producing some of

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Debut Feature Film for Director Carlos Lopez-Estrada ’12

July 26, 2018 by | Kudos!

I had the pleasure of watching Blindspotting (2018) at The Landmark in LA on Friday July 20th. As many other publications have said, it is a very timely piece. Unfortunately, as Daveed Diggs said in a post movie Q&A, “It’s nice to have a film that’s relevant, but like, it would’ve been cool if it was

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Chapman Filmed Entertainment in Production on Next Feature

July 24, 2018 by | CFE

Production is in full swing on Chapman Filmed Entertainment‘s (CFE) next feature, Static, written by CD Carpenter and directed by Chapman alumna Miriam Anwari (MFA/FP ’17). The film focuses on Adrian, a young female radio host whose interview for her college radio station goes viral when she uncovers the dark secret of an up and coming musician. Production began on July

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Alumni Spotlight: Dani Sánchez-López

July 2, 2018 by | Alumni Spotlight

Being passionate about what you do means that you will go wherever opportunities present themselves—even if that means traveling over 8000 miles to get there or just jumping into a project for a short time. Spanish cinematographer Dani Sanchez-Lopez (MFA/FP ’09) took his talents to Asia when work was limited in Los Angeles. And he

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Friday Focus: Alumni

June 29, 2018 by | Kudos!

Makena Costlow (BFA/FP ’17) has been with The Third Floor as an assistant editor since November. The Third Floor is a pre-visualization company that has worked on Star Wars and most Marvel movies among many other features, games, and theme park attraction. Marisol Diaz (BA/SW ’16) & Hadley Dion (BFA/FP ’16) have co-written and are

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From Film Production to Tabletop Game Design Ben Kepner (BFA/FP '13)

June 12, 2018 by Ben Kepner '13 | Beyond Dodge

In most senses, filmmaking and tabletop game design are worlds apart. Ben Kepner graduated from Chapman with a degree in film production in 2013, and at the time didn’t know that tabletop game design was a viable career path. But six years later, after a few lucky encounters and a lot of hard work, landed